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Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

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Born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone (1933-2003) began her musical life playing classical piano. A child prodigy, she wanted a career on the concert stage, but when the Curtis Institute of Music rejected her, the devastating disappointment compelled her to change direction. She turned to popular music and jazz but never abandoned her classical roots or her intense ambition. By the age of twenty six, Simone had sung at New York City's venerable Town Hall and was on her way. Tapping into newly unearthed material on Simone's family and career, Nadine Cohodas paints a luminous portrait of the singer, highlighting her tumultuous life, her innovative compositions, and the prodigious talent that matched her ambition.

About the Author

Nadine Cohodas is the author of, among other books, Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807872437
Author:
Cohodas, Nadine
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Nina Simone
Subject:
James Baldwin
Subject:
Langston Hughes
Subject:
Lorraine Hansberry
Subject:
Stokely Carmichael
Subject:
Medgar Evers
Subject:
Miles Davis
Subject:
Eric Burdon and the Animals
Subject:
George Wein
Subject:
Odetta
Subject:
Miriam Makeba
Subject:
Claude Nobs
Subject:
Dick Gregory
Subject:
Art D Lugoff
Subject:
Birmingham, alabama
Subject:
Selma, alabama
Subject:
Civil rights movement.
Subject:
Civil rights -- Mississippi.
Subject:
Tryon, North Carolina
Subject:
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Subject:
Mississippi Goddam
Subject:
Pirate Jenny
Subject:
Montreux Jazz Festival
Subject:
Village Gate
Subject:
Apollo Theater
Subject:
Colpix Records
Subject:
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Subject:
Black Gold
Subject:
Ronnie Scott s /
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 halftones
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz » Biographies
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General

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